Fair Use for Libraries
Date Recorded: March 07, 2018
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Date Recorded: March 07, 2018
Fair use is a broad and flexible copyright exception that libraries may utilize to support their work and mission. Whether providing materials to students in online courses, creating digital exhibitions of unique and special collections, or facilitating text-based research projects by faculty, fair use enables libraries to make transformative and scholarly uses of copyrighted materials. However, the ongoing litigation between three publishers and Georgia State University as well as the language of the fair use statute itself, have left librarians uncertain about the bounds of what they may do under a claim of fair use.
In this webinar, ATLA’s Scholarly Communication and Open Access Publishing Manager Christine Fruin will update participants on the current legal interpretation of the fair use statute and how to apply it to the work that they do.